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Letters from Bharat

What I can teach is to withhold judgment, pay more attention, extend grace. And I can be changed.

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Jingle bell time is a swell time

Even in its most secular manifestations, Christmas reminds us that there is something more. It is is indeed a Holy Day.

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what the herald angels sang

Like most of the old hymns, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” tells us things about God, not about ourselves or our needs.

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things fall apart, but can the center hold?

Horror will come to us too; just ask the people in Paris. And in those moments, actual aggression will put microaggression in perspective.

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how Christians can help save the internet

Gentleness and respect are what the social web desperately needs. And Christians should be leading the way.

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How to tell a good poem from a bad one

In a good poem there is a line or an image in which I recognize myself, standing alone, witnessing some evil which must be redressed or some delight to be recovered.

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does social media make us narcissists?

There is a little narcissism in all of us, arising as it does out of our limitless capacity for self-centeredness.

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3 places to find a good poem—and why you should

A good poem requires us to slow down, to contemplate mystery, and to ponder the power of words to evoke thoughts, images and emotions.

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true luv weights

I can imagine the new lesson plans in high school English: “how to rate great on a date.

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what to do this weekend

Resting is some of the hardest work I do, especially given the ubiquity of my mobile devices.

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